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Call for Applications: IDEA’s Project Management Professional Training

idea logoiDEA (Information Technology Developers Entrepreneurship Accelerator) provides essential support to entrepreneurs to build software skills, solutions and businesses critical to their success. Entrepreneurs accepted into iDEA Centres receive support in the way of physical work space, shared facilities, training, mentoring and access to capital.

Project Management is the No 1 most sought after skill in the world and is in high demand by companies in Nigeria and all over the world. It’s a knowledge and skill that helps improve business results. The PMP (Project Management Professional) credential is one of the most respected credentials in the world. The Project Management course would cover the following:

Duration: 3 days

Course fee: N15,000 per participant.(Discounted)


  • Project Management Framework
  • Project Scope Management
  • Project Time (Schedule) Management
  • Project Cost Management
  • Project Quality Management
  • Project Human Resource Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Communication Management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Project Integration Management
  • Project Stakeholder Management
  • Understanding the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK 5th Edition)

Other Highlights:

  1. Case Study Analysis using the PMI Project Management Casebook. To deal with real life application and work place relevance.
  2. Free Career and Start-up Application Consulting
  3. Certificate of Training & Formal Project Management Education

For more information on how to apply,click here to apply


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#VacancyAlert: GPI seeks Monitoring Evaluation And Reporting Officer (MERO)





Location :Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

Application Deadline :30 July, 2014

Salary: Negotiable

Languages Required :English

Starting Date :August 1st, 2014

Duration of Initial Contract:1 year initially (Extendable)


Under the overall guidance of the Coordinator GPI Calabar center and direct supervision of the Deputy Coordinator, the MERO will be responsible for monitoring evaluation and reporting for all GPI Projects. Ensuring high quality and timely inputs towards the achievement of intended outputs in a cost effective and timely manner. The MERO will also ensure that GPI prtojects and activities fit into the strategic vision of GPI.

The MERO will be responsible for designing and implementing the M&E activities of the organisation; assisting the Deputy Coordinator in preparing Quarterly/Annual reports on project progress and will monitor the project activities on a regular basis, developing and maintaining the Management Information System (MIS) of all projects and will be responsible for the collection & analysis of different data in relation to the project activities.

The MERO shall work in close collaboration with the GPI Project Execution Team and all other partners/collaborators of GPI

Duties and Responsibilities

The MERO will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Develop and strengthen monitoring, evaluation and reporting procedures
  • Monitor all project activities, expenditures and progress towards achieving the project output;
  • Recommend further improvement of the logical frame work •Develop monitoring and impact indicator for each project success;
  • Monitor and evaluate overall progress on achievement of results;
  • Monitor the sustainability of the project’s results;
  • Provide feedback to the Deputy Coordinator on projects strategies and activities towards ensuring results based management
  • Suggest strategies to the Deputy Coordinator for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of projects by identifying challenges in completing project activities and developing plans to mitigate such challenges;
  • Provide project reports to the Deputy Coordinator as at when due
  • Conduct capacity assessment on existing monitoring and evaluation system Develop indicators and a monitoring strategy for the organisation;Participate in project reviews and planning meetings as at when due and assist the Deputy Coordinator in preparing relevant reports;
  • Support monitoring and evaluation of the effects and impact of the project;
  • Assist in coordinating across the available components of the Project to ensure effective implementation of M&E/MIS;
  • Assist the project personnel with M&E tools and in supporting them in their use.
  • Perform other duties as required;
  • Measurable Outputs and Performance Indicators
  • Preparation of monthly MIS reports;
  • Assist the Deputy Coordinator in preparing project reports and other relevant reports;
  • Organize and conduct training on M&E/MIS for program staff
  • Assist Deputy Coordinator in the preparation of reports on the findings and lessons learned from projects;
  • Provide input and update information related to project outcome in GPI website;
  • Prepare Issues Log and Risk Log for the program and projects;


Corporate Competencies:

Demonstrates integrity by modeling good work values and ethical standards
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of GPI
Displays cultural, gender, religion, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Functional Competencies:

Organises and accurately completes multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships
Plans, coordinates and organises workload while remaining aware of changing Priorities and competing deadlines
Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to facilitate the provision of support

Knowledge Management and Learning

In-depth knowledge on MIS, M&E and development issues
Excellent knowledge of monitoring and the application of methodology: Good understanding of capacity assessment methodologies; excellent ability to identify significant capacity building opportunities;
Excellent communication skills (written and oral): Sensitivity to and responsiveness to all partners, Respectful and helpful relations with donors and staff.
Ability to lead implementation of new systems, and affect staff behavioural/ attitudinal change


Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities
Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view
Solicits feedback from staff about the impact of his/her own behavior

Required Skills and Experience

Education: University Degree preferably in Social Work, Sociology or related field.

Experience: At least 5 years of experience in the design and implementation of M&E/MIS in development/SRHR projects implemented by state/national NGOs or Government;
Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis and production of reports;
Proven ICT skills, especially in the development of MIS software using database software;
Expertise in analyzing data using statistical software;
Strong training & facilitation skills.

Language Requirements: Fluency in written and spoken and English.

Any qualified candidate should send their CV and a cover letter to

CBN opens Enterprise Development Centre in Calabar

EDC centreThe Central of Nigeria, CBN says it has reserved sixty percent funds meant for entrepreneurial development programs across the country for the women to help build capacity to contribute meaningfully to the growth of individual families and the Nigerian economy.

Mallam Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, Nigeria’s Central Bank governor stated this on Monday in Calabar at the commissioning of the CBN Entrepreneurial Development Center for the south south located there

Mallam Sanusi said with rising unemployment in the country, entrepreneurship development was the key in enhancing economic growth and women who are the core of the family are most often left behind; so to enhance their individual and family capacity to cope with increasing financial demand, more women would be trained and granted financial assistance as start up capital for them to start businesses.

The Central Bank governor noted that the entrepreneurial development centers are located in all the six geopolitical zones of the country to engage the youths in skill and managerial acquisition to effectively manage their own businesses to stem over reliance on paid employment by the teeming youths across the country.

Mr Sanusi said each of the centers is equipped with top level curricula to provide training and counseling for graduates and secondary school certificate holders for six and four weeks respectively to equip them with the capacity to start new businesses and also improve existing ones.

Culled from:

WIMBIZ brings “Winning Without Compromise” to the University of Calabar!

WIMBIZ LOGOWomen in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ) is a female focused Nigeria based non-governmental organization established by 14 individuals in 2002. Our vision is “to be the catalyst that elevates the status and influence of women and their contribution to nation building” in Nigeria. This vision derives from our concerns about gender inequalities in the workplace and businesses and we have promoted our vision through various initiatives such as – lectures, conferences, mentoring, training, outreaches to mention a few – at which women meet other women to dialogue on issues that militates against women achieving their full potential.

Our Campus outreach program themed “Winning Without Compromise” (WIWIC) is one of the major initiative through which WIMBIZ has achieved its goals and objectives. One of the main focus of this programme is to prepare undergraduates on workplace balance, business and health issues by challenging them at an interactive session to unveil, discuss and resolve their expectations, opportunities and/or fears. We have held this programme in five campuses namely: The University of Lagos, Lagos State University, University of Port Harcourt, University of Abuja and the University of Ibadan. This year we have chosen the University of Calabar and we intend to target young undergraduates of higher institutions.

Our previous outreach programme has attracted well over a thousand female and male students from specific and surrounding tertiary institutions. Our facilitators are drawn from our pool of WIMBIZ mentors, associates and seasoned facilitators who would walk the participants through their experiences and hopefully pass onto them the rules of survival in our society and the need to be more accountable for their actions.

WIWIC Flier - March 21Our  speakers for the event are:

  • Personal Branding  – Julia Oku-Jacks – Head Corporate Communication, Moni Pulo Limited and WIMBIZ Board of Trustee.
  • Pathway to personal accountability and financing – Aishah Ahmad – Head, High Networth Individuals, Stanbic IBTC Bank, WIMBIZ Executive Council Member
  • Leadership and Inculcating a Reading Habit – Koko Kalango – Founder, Rainbow Bookclub
  • Relationship and Networking  –  Toyosi Akerele – Managing Director, Rise Networks
  • Societal/Peer Pressure  –  Kate Henshaw – Nollywood Actress
  • Health and Youth Risk – Bisola Onajin-Obembe- Lecturer, University of Port Harcourt
  • Career Choices and Corporate Engagement 

Date: Friday, April 12th ,2013

Venue: UNICAL International Conference Centre, (New NAT), University of Calabar (UNICAL), Calabar, Nigeria

Time: 12 n00n


However,this is a pre-registered event; To register, text  YES and your NAME &  to  07038478577

For more information;please visit and or e-mail

For registration inquiries,SMS or Call:  07038478577

For further information; Call : 08034946249, 08035946249

Call for Applications:International Citizen Service (ICS) in Nigeria

ICS logoInternational Citizen Service (ICS) is a programme that brings young people from the UK and from Nigeria to live and work together as volunteers so they can share their learning with their host community.  ICS seeks to support the advancement of a global perspective among young people and create a group of young people, both in the UK and in developing countries, who make a lifelong contribution as advocates for international development and as agents of social change within their own communities. The Calabar programme is a partnership between Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and Girls’ Power Initiative (GPI).

The Calabar ICS programme will have a team of up to 20 young people (aged 18-25), with equal numbers coming from Nigeria and the UK. The teams are formed, to reflect diversity in terms of geography, ethnicity, ability, education and gender. Together, in cross-cultural counterpart pairs, they live with host families and work on community development projects in the community for 3 months.

We are inviting applications from individuals interested in participating in the ICS project due to commence in January 2013.  Interested applicants must have the following:

  • A positive and realistic commitment to the programme
  • A genuine commitment to learning
  • Ability to solve problems
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Self confidence
  • Ability to work with others in a team
  • Sensitivity to the needs of others

In addition they must be able to:

  • Treat everyone equally and with respect, regardless of any difference
  • Abide by and respect all the laws, both of Nigeria and the UK
  • Abide by all the rules and regulations established by the Programme to protect their health and safety
  • Always stay within host communities unless they have prior agreement from their Project  Supervisor
  • Respect the customs and cultures of host communities and specifically their host families
  • Take part in all the activities and phases of the Programme, including introductory training course, pre-departure preparation and returned volunteers events

Participants (volunteers) must be sure that they can cope with the above standards of behavior before they apply for the program.

Completed forms should be returned to GPI either via email to or can be delivered or posted to the following address: Girls’ Power Initiative (GPI), Anyamurua Estate, Atimbo Road, P.O. Box 3663, UNICAL Post Office, Calabar. Completed forms must be received by Friday 11th January.


Those candidates short listed for the programme will be contacted from the 14th of January and will be invited for interview within one week of notification.

Download the  International Citizen Service Application Form

Vacancy Alert- Development Communications Associate in Calabar

Terms of Reference for Development Communications Associate.

 Job Location: Calabar, Cross River State

The Specialist on Development Communications will work as the official responsible for managing internal and external communications programs and projects for a state-wide Development Communications project. This will mainly entail managing, documenting and coordinating a team of professionals on strategies, challenges and implementing solutions across a clearly-marked region and population. He/she will also be required to also work with a Faculty of Research & Development, Projects, Strategy & External Relations Consultants.

In this role, he/she will also be expected to identify challenges and hitches in communication flow, initiate client solutions, suggests collaborations where applicable and relevant, and also develop strategies for new target prospects for the client and her subsidiaries.

Overall Responsibilities

The DCS shall work under the direct supervision of the Lead Consultant/CEO to carry out all functions specified in this ToR. He/she shall work closely with the other members of staff especially the Projects Consultant (PC).

Specific Responsibilities

  1. Double as Media Liaison or Public Affairs and Communications Officer;
  2. Maintain the project work plan and calendar whilst providing accurate and updated information on all media platforms, targets and stakeholders etc;
  3. Plan, write, prepare and/or review press releases, reports and articles to be used in project publications;
  4. Supervise research, interview, writing, editing and proof-reading of all content for distribution and for electronic and print communication;
  5. Develop story plans and maintain repository of press releases and articles;
  6. Prepare and maintain a stakeholder directory as well as conduct periodic information gathering and feedback/liaison activities;
  7. Provide regular progress reports to Lead Consultant/CEO;
  8. Carry out such other assignments as required by the company.

Educational and Work Requirements

  1. A post-graduate degree in Social Sciences, International Relations and/or Communications or preferably with a media or communications background and/or experience
  2. Consideration will be given to those with a first Degree in Media and communication or social science disciplines
  3. At least 3 years’ professional work experience in a viable consultancy or thriving business entity
  4. Should have at least executed/managed one major development communications project from the inception through execution and completion.
  5. Past experience in business development and project management and communications is an advantage.
  6. Strong analytical skills and a proven track record of leadership and coordinating teams.
  7.  Should have good:
  8. Knowledge and experience in project management, strategy/business development and corporate communications
  9. Computer appreciation skills
  10. Numeracy and accuracy skills
  11. Ability to communicate effectively
  12. Strong ability to organize and prioritize workloads, meet deadlines and targets
  13. Additionally, the following attributes are essential:
  14. Strong interpersonal and negotiating ability
  15. Ability to work as a team member
  16. Ability to work with little or no supervision

Core Competencies

  1. Impeccable oral and written communication skills
  2. Inter-personal skills
  3. Critical thinking & problem solving
  4. Planning and Organizing
  5. Performance Focus
  6. Managing Change
  7. Teamwork
  8. Communication Skills
  9. Leadership
  10. Delegation
  11. Negotiation
  12. Conflict & Risk Management
  13. Commercial Orientation

Application should include:

1. An application letter indicating clearly the post applied for

2. Curriculum Vitae (CV) clearly indicating requirements referred to above

3. Three recommendations from non-family related referees

4. Copies of:

a.            Academic transcripts

b.            Reference of work experience

Please send all applications to on or before September 15, 2012.

The Bridge Leadership Foundation presents its 2nd Career/Founder’s Day in Calabar

 The Bridge Leadership Foundation Announces 2nd Edition of her Career Day Event


The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF)  is pleased to announce the 2nd Edition of its Career & Founder’s Day scheduled to hold Wednesday, July 11th, 2012 at the Cultural Centre, Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.

The theme for this year is ‘Talent, Leadership &  Entrepreneurship.

The Career Day seeks to inspire and empower young people in choosing the right career paths and making informed decisions. The aim of the event is to provide a platform for young Nigerians and graduates who are; seeking to enter the job market, at the start of their career or aspiring to be entrepreneurs, to learn from accomplished entrepreneurs and professionals (home and abroad) that have made major achievements in different sectors in the society.

Adopting the TED-talks format the event will be a charged exchange of ideas and knowledge that will focus on leadership in Career and business, the essence of innovation and sustainability. This year’s Career Day event is a unique; as it aims at bringing to young people firsthand experience of interaction with Africa’s Greatest Young Minds; who were able to transform their talents and skills to successful ideas and businesses.

The welcome address is to be delivered by The Ag. Director of TBLF/Lead Consultant,  of  ThistlePraxis Consulting, Mrs. Ini Onuk.  She will be joined by young Africans who have made tremendous achievements in the fields Information Communication Technology (ICTs), Media, Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security as well as Gender advocacy.

The line up of speakers include:

Idris Bello – Program Director at Wennovation Hub,Nigeria and President Oxford University African Society, United Kingdom

Grace Nanyonga – Founder, Grana Fish Supplies Ltd, Uganda

Tobias & Titus Igwe – Founders, Speedmeals Mobile Kitchen, Nigeria

Esther Agbarakwe– Environmental Sustainability Advocate, Population Action International, USA

Nnaemeka Ikegwonu – Executive Director,The Smallholders Foundation, Nigeria

Steve Harris – CEO, EdgeEcution, Nigeria

Emmanuel  Etim – Directorate of Science and Human Resources, Science and Technology, Africa Union Commission, Ethiopia

We are excited about all the young people we are bringing for the Career Day event, we are gathering some of the best and brightest young minds in Africa to share their personal and professional experiences with their peers. We are adopting a peer –to- peer approach because we know when young people communicate with each other, they listen more, assimilate more and become more ignited to challenge the status quo. Hence, we intend to assist young people connect the dots between Talent, Leadership and Entrepreneurship through this year’s event” Says  Esther Eshiet – Programmes Officer at TBLF

The last edition of the event with the theme: ‘Leading the Change”  held in July 2011 featured Fela Durotoye, C.E.O, Visible Impact, Kunle Soriyan, President,  T.O.S Company,  Peter Bamkole,  Director, Enterprise Development Centre- Pan African University, Thelma Ekiyor, ED, TY Danjuma Foundation  and Cobhams Asuquo, Award winning Producer/Musician .

The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF) a non-profit leadership and capacity development Foundation committed to building a generation of transformational leaders. TBLF is partnering with Northwest Petroleum and Gas Limited, Diamond Bank and UNICEM to host the 2012 Career Day.

Participation in the Career day is strictly by registration; registration outlets are as follows:

  1. FotoStudio Building, M.M. Highway
  2. Lush Signatures, 13 Adak Uko Street, Off  Mbukpa Road
  3. KuteCraft, Ndidem Usang Iso Road Off Favourite Supermarket
  4. MACBITE, Calabar Road
  5. Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria, 89 Uwanse Street
  6. Alaba Communications, UNICAL
  7. Kenny’s Fried Chicken, Ekpo Abasi, Street
  8. Softnet Technologies, Mary Slessor Avenue
  9. American Corner, Women Development Centre
  10. 10. Cultural Centre Complex,Calabar

For more information; please contact Esther on 08105738992 or Antigha on 08185582531. Email:,  or visit:


PARTICIPATE:Cross River State Gubernatorial Debate,2012!

Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE) in collaboration with Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project is organizing Cross River’s 1st Youth Focused Gubernatorial Debate. With the objectives of providing an effective platform for young people in Cross River State to interact with the candidates of the frontline political parties in the state; the debate will allow young Cross Riverians engage the gubernatorial aspirants on issues surrounding Education, Health, Poverty, Job & Wealth Creation, Security, Environment (Oil Spills), Infrastructure.

Invitations to the debate has been extended to the top 5 most visible campaigns in the state: Confirmed candidates so far are:

  1. Senator Liyel Imoke  (PDP)-Tentative Confirmation
  2. Barr (Mrs) Nsa Adegoke (LP) – Confirmed
  3. Mr Patrick Okomison (ANPP) – Confirmed
  4. Pastor Usani Usani (ACN) – Confirmed

Event details:

Date: Wednesday, February,  22nd 2012

Time: 4.00pm prompt

Venue: Main Bowl, Cultural Centre, Calabar

Participation in the event is FREE!!! But you have to book a seat to attend, interested? Send YES and your name via an SMS to 07065075070

The event will be aired live on Cross River Broadcasting Corporation (CRBC), and will be streamed online via www.

For live updates of the event: Follow @AfterschoolPMP, @EiEnigeria , @Ynaija on Twitter

For more information: Please call Nsa on 08072024882 or send an e-mail to


The debate will last for 120 minutes and the candidates will be standing for the duration of the debate. The debate will have 4 phases with 4 3-minute breaks.

  1. Phase 1: Welcome and Opening Statements (8 minutes)
    Moderator opens the event.
    Each candidate gives a 1-minute opening statement.
  2. Phase 2: Debate  (75 minutes)
    • Questions will be formed around the proposed topics put in context with brief background information.
    • Questions will touch upon on five of the six priority areas, devoting 15 minutes to each topic including questions from the moderator.
    • There will be no official limit.
    • Moderator will interject with follow up questions to address important points made, go deeper in detail, and guide conversation.
    • Candidates will be allowed to address each other’s points, ask questions, and offer rebuttals.
    • The moderator will also ensure a fair balance of time is allocated to each candidate’s point of view.
  3. Phase 3: Ask the Candidate (15 minutes)
    The final stage of the debate will feature questions posed directly at the candidates from young Cross Riverians in the audience.
    • Candidates will be allotted one minute each to respond.
    • No rebuttals will be permitted.
    • Audience questions will be selected randomly. Selected participants and their questions will have been pre-screened.
  4. Phase 4: Closing Remarks & Closing Statements (8 minutes)
    Each candidate gives a 1-minute opening statement.
    Moderator closes the event.

Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE) is a coalition of individuals and youth-led organizations committed to instituting a culture of good governance and public accountability in Nigeria through advocacy, activism and the mobilization of the youth population as responsible citizens.We are non-partisan, neither are we a platform for the actualization of any individual’s political ambitions. In March 2011, EiE hosted Nigeria’s First Youth-Focused Presidential Debate in partnership with Vote or Quench; Sleeves Up and Stand Up Naija.



Afterschool Peer Mentoring Project seeks to inspire and engage intending graduates and out- of -school youths on pre/post-graduation goal setting, career guidance and opportunity facilitation. We assist young people prepare to graduate and walk them through the achievements of their life goals.


ASPMP to host #NYSCReforms Project in Calabar!

For more than 38 years, the National Youth Service Corps has deployed more than One million youth graduates across Nigeria in an effort to promote National integration, cross culture, mutual understanding and service amongst Nigerian youth.


Since inception, the decree setting up the National Youth Service Corps has only once been modified through decree 51 of June 1993.


Nigeria’s current challenges of unemployment, poverty, infrastructural challenges and recent violence in parts of Nigeria has made it important to embark on a reform of the NYSC scheme to reposition it to effectively respond to these challenges and contribute to Nation building.

The NYSC reforms and Advocacy is embarking on a massive awareness, consultation, lobby and advocacy to ensure that a reform of the NYSC process is undertaken by Government and that such reforms benefit the young people that will take part in the scheme.

To this end, The AfterSchool Peer Mentoring Project in Collaboration with Digital Peers International with support from the World Bank is organizing a physical Consultative Forum on the Reforms of The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).

The objective of this project is to engage young people in the process of redefining the NYSC scheme in Nigeria towards repositioning it to act as a platform for capacity building, National integration and service to the Nation.

Pre-register to attend the event, Text/call Nsa 08072024882 to express your interest in participation.

The event details are:

Date: December 14th, 2011

Time: 9.00 a.m.

Venue: Sumez Hall, #10 Grace Edet Crescent, Off Marian Road by Herty Plaza/Total Filling Station , Calabar

For Further Inquiries , please call: Donald 08062625576, Nsa – 08072024882

Executive Director Vacancy at TBLF

A non-profit leadership and mentoring Foundation based in Calabar, Cross River State requires the services of a motivated, experienced and result-driven professional for the position highlighted below:

Job Title: Executive Director

Job Description:

To direct and coordinate all the activities in other to ensure that the Foundation achieves its objectives and goals, both in the short and long term; and to ensure that the Foundation remains true to its vision and mission.

Educational and Work Requirements:

i. A Degree in ANY field or discipline and preferably with a Social Science or Non-profit background

ii. Preference will be given to those who hold a Master’s Degree in any Developmental studies

iii. At least 5years’ professional work experience in a non-profit, consultancy or as a Programmes Manager, Senior Programmes Officer or Executive Director

iv. Past experience in project management especially in the non-profit sector would be an advantage and applicant should have at least executed/managed one major non-profit initiative from the inception through execution and completion

v. Strong analytical skills and a proven track record of leadership and coordinating teams

Core Competencies:

i. Critical thinking & problem solving
ii. Planning and Organizing
iii. Performance Focus
iv. Managing Change
v. Teamwork
vi. Communication Skills
vii. Leadership
viii. Delegation
ix. Negotiation
x. Conflict & Risk Management

Application should include:

1. An application letter and Curriculum Vitae (CV)

2. A 1,200-word statement of purpose

Interested individuals are to submit applications to: with email subject line clearly marked ‘EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’ on or before December 27, 2011.